The Galician city of Pontevedra will host the 2024 Cyclo-Cross European Championships (Spain) during the weekend of 2 and 3 November.
The agreement was signed this morning in Madrid at the Higher Institute of Sport. It was followed by a press conference with, among others, the President of the Higher Institute of Sport and the General Secretary José Manuel Franco, the President of the Spanish Cycling Federation José Luis Lopéz Cérron, the President of the Federación Galega de Ciclismo, Juan Carlos Muñiz, the Mayor of Pontevedra, Miguel Anxo and the President of the Union Européenne de Cyclisme, Enrico Della Casa.
Enrico Della Casa, President of the Union Européenne de Cyclisme: «Spain has a great Cyclo-Cross Youth tradition. The awarding of the 2024 Cyclo-Cross European Championships to Galicia and the city of Pontevedra opens a new chapter for this discipline, which has its roots in Northern Europe.
With this event in Galicia bringing together around 2,000 people including athletes, technicians and fans, that will be broadcast all over Europe thanks to the agreement between the UEC and Eurovision, this movement will be given the opportunity to expand its horizons in line with the continuing global development of our sport.
I would like to thank the Autonomous Community of Galicia, the Higher Institute of Sport and its President José Manuel Franco and the city of Pontevedra and its Mayor Miguel Anxo for their enthusiastic support of the bid, as well as the Spanish Cycling Federation and its President José Luis Lopéz Cérron, the Federación Galega de Ciclismo and its Président Juan Carlos Muñiz for helping to promote Cyclo-Cross with a major event like the 2024 European Championships.»